On August 26, 2021, it was reported by News1 that ASTRO‘s Cha Eunwoo had met with Director Lee Byung Hun for his new work, Sweet And Sour Chicken and was considering the offer. Sweet And Sour Chicken is originally a webtoon that has been confirmed for drama production, consisting of 12 episodes in total.
However, netizens were stunned as it is expected that Cha Eunwoo will play a character extremely unlike his usual roles, should he take up the offer. The webtoon is originally known to be highly comically, to the point of being a little absurd.
The female lead of the webtoon is known to turn into a sweet and sour chicken, hence the name. There are three main characters in the webtoon. Choi Sun Man, the owner of the company and his daughter, Choi Min Ah, as well as Go Baek Joong, an intern who was originally fired before being rehired. It is expected Go Baek Joong will be played by Cha Eunwoo if he accepts. Go Baek Joong looks as the following in the webtoon.
Netizens wonder how Cha Eunwoo will play the role and if the role fits him, given the character’s visuals and setup in the webtoon itself. However, as Cha Eunwoo has an eye for dramas that will help boost his standing as an actor, fans can rest-assured that he will make a good decision.